electronegative(redirected from electronegative element)
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1. having a negative electric charge
2. (of an atom, group, molecule, etc.) tending to gain or attract electrons and form negative ions or polarized bonds
Carrying a negative electric charge.
Capable of acting as the negative electrode in an electric cell.
Pertaining to an atom or group of atoms that has a relatively great tendency to attract electrons to itself.